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Lorde To Curate Soundtrack For The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

Photo Credit: Andrew Whitton

Photo Credit: Andrew Whitton

Multiplatinum GRAMMY® Award-winning recording star Lorde will curate the soundtrack album for the upcoming third installment of the global blockbuster The Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.  In addition to hand-picking the artists for The Mockingjay – Part 1 soundtrack, Lorde will provide the first single for the highly anticipated film and album. The soundtrack will be available via Republic Records this fall.

The 17-year-old New Zealand native –who will embark on her third national North American tour this fall– exploded onto the scene with her Number One global hit “Royals,” and has taken the music world by storm since the release of her critically acclaimed platinum debut album Pure Heroine.

Her quadruple platinum selling single “Royals” helped earn two Billboard Music Awards for ‘Best New Artist’ and ‘Best Rock Song,’ and two GRAMMY® Awards for ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Best Pop Solo Performance.’ She currently holds the record for ‘Longest #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 by a Female Artist in 2013’ and longest standing #1 for any female artist in the Billboard Alternative Chart history.

“Curating the soundtrack for such a hotly-anticipated film was a challenge, but I jumped at the chance,” said Lorde.  “The cast and story are an inspiration for all musicians participating and, as someone with cinematic leanings, being privy to a different creative process has been a unique experience. I think the soundtrack is definitely going to surprise people.”

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson, is the latest installment in Lionsgate’s global box office phenomenon based on Suzanne Collins’ bestselling “Hunger Games” trilogy and will be released in theaters worldwide on November 21, 2014.

In other news, 17 year old Ella Yelich-O’Connor was recently nominated for two Video Music Awards for her debut single and accompanying video “Royals”, placing her in the “Best Rock Video” category amongst Arctic Monkeys, Black Keys, Imagine Dragons and Linkin Park, and in the “Best Female Video” category alongside Ariana, Beyonce, Iggy Azalea, and Katy Perry.

Lorde will be performing at this years Lollapalooza Festival on Friday, August 1st on the Bud Light Stage at 6:45PM and will be embarking on her third national North American tour on September, 5th in Philadelphia (dates below).

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
08/01 – Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL
08/03 – Osheaga – Montreal, QC
09/05 – Mann Center – Philadelphia, PA
09/06 – Boston Calling Festival – Boston, MA
09/07 – Artpark – Lewiston, NY
09/11 – Ottawa Folk Festival – Ottawa, ON
09/12 – TD Echo Beach – Toronto, ON
09/14 – JBL Live at Pier 97 – New York, NY
09/15 – United Palace – New York, NY
09/16 – United Palace – New York, NY
09/18 – The Red Hat Amphitheater – Raleigh, NC
09/19 – Music Midtown Atlanta, GA – NEW DATE
09/20 – iHeartRadio Music Festival – MGM Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV – NEW DATE
09/22 – Grand Ole Opry House – Nashville, TN
09/23 – LC Pavilion – Columbus, OH
09/24 – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica – Cleveland, OH
09/26 – BMO Harris Pavilion – Milwaukee, WI
09/27 – Harrah’s Casino, Stir Grove – Council Bluffs, IA
09/28 – 1STBANK Center – Broomfield, CO
09/30 – The Joint – Las Vegas, NV
10/02 – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA
10/03 – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA – NEW DATE
10/06 – Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
10/07 – Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA – NEW DATE
10/09 – Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA
10/10 – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater – San Diego, CA
10/10 – 10/12 @ Austin City Limits – Austin, TX (Weekend 2 only)

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Check ‘Em Out: Birdy

“Learn Me Right” – an original song featuring British-born singer and songwriter Birdy, will be featured on the upcoming soundtrack to the animated Disney*Pixar film Brave, which will be released by Walt Disney Records on June 19th. The track was written, arranged, and produced by Grammy-nominated British folk-rock group Mumford & Sons.

“We  liked the idea of having a girl like Birdy sing,” says the group’s  leader Marcus Mumford. It’s been quite liberating.” Adds Birdy: “I love  it because it tells a story. Although it has a lot of emotion, it’s also  very upbeat and you want to dance to it, which is why it works so  well.” The song can be heard during the epilogue to the film, which hits  theaters on June 22nd.

In addition to “Learn Me Right,” Birdy’s original song “Just A Game” is featured on The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 And Beyond, produced by T Bone Burnett. “Just A Game” will be included on the Blu-Ray edition of The Hunger Games, which will be released on August 18th.

Also  in August, Birdy will return to the U.S. for three special shows,  including an appearance at the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco  on August 12th. She will also perform at the Roxy in Los Angeles on August 13th and at Joe’s Pub in New York City on August 15th.

In March, Birdy released her self-titled debut album, a soulful, sophisticated collection that includes a cover  of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love,” which peaked at No. 17 on the UK singles  Chart after BBC’s Radio 1 added it to its playlist. Birdy shot to No. 13 in the U.K. upon its release in November 2011 and achieved gold certification there, while climbing to No. 1 in both Holland and Belgium. Her videos, including those for second UK single “Shelter” and KCRW fave “1901,” have racked up a collective 66 million views on YouTube, while the official “Skinny Love” video has earned more than 25 million views alone.

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Download: T.T.L. “Deep Shadow” from The Hunger Games Trailer

T.T.L.’s “Deep Shadow” has been transfixing the public ever since the trailer for the eagerly anticipated film “The Hunger Games,” started airing. The trailer uses the instrumental version of the song, which quickly became a sensation in the film’s fan community.

T.T.L. is a duo formed by new-wave princess Tying Tiffany and Italian electronic producer and composer Lorenzo Montanà. Tiffany’s latest single “Drownin’” from the upcoming album Dark Days White Nightsis featured on FIFA 12, and her songs have also been used on CSI.  Lorenzo Montanà has recently collaborated with Pete Namlook working on an ambient music series called Labyrinth. They have partnered with the innovative label ZerOKilled Music.

ZerOKilled Music – founded by artist/producer Costanza Francavilla – is an NYC-based record label, publishing company, music production and licensing agency representing cutting-edge artists and composers for Film, TV, Advertising, and Video Games. It’s a collective of music lovers based on a DIY with a taste for the evocative and experimental sounds. Their catalog features electronic artists from all over the globe – especially from the European underground scene – rangingfrom ambient to industrial, from forward-thinking pop to avant-garde music. ZerOkilled Music’s aim is to put the far-out sounds of tomorrow within reach and to help create projects that are unmistakably memorable, effective and unique. ZerOKilled artists have their music featured in cult TV shows such as CSI, The L Word, TV ad campaigns such as Cadillac, and movie trailers including Coriolanus, Battleship and The Hunger Games.

Download: T.T.L. – Deep Shadow

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